First Peak of the Blue Ridge Mountains
Historic Saluda, Tryon & Columbus, NC
On the heals of downtown Tryon receiving its official designation as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places, it was also the featured town on UNC-TV's NC Weekend program. Take a look, and then find out more about the places they mention, including Marilyn's Melrose Inn and Pearson's Falls. Search by town to see Tryon's listings for Things to Do and Dining/Shopping.
[Saluda, NC] Green River Adventures, a tourism-based guide service, launched The Gorge, the steepest, fastest canopy tour in the country. Reserve your Zip Line Canopy Tour. The Gorge, which opened in June 2013, features 11 zip lines, a sky-bridge, and 3 rappels in tree-based platforms. Participants will experience a 3-hour tour immersed in nature beginning at the outpost and finishing an unprecedented 1,100 vertical feet at the base of the gorge. Most of the tree-based platforms will have stunning views of the gorge.
It's always a great time to take the scenic drive to the top of White Oak Mountain, passing Shunkawauken Falls and 2 beautiful top-of-the-mountain overlooks. Watch the view from a cyclist's perspective. Wow!